Britain’s 50-stone fattest man is hoisted out of his flat by CRANE for treatment after takeaway addict’s 10,000-calorie-a-day eating habit left him stuck inside for five years
- Jason Holton from Camberley, Surrey, began £30-a-day takeaway habit in 2014
- Ballooned in weight and became depressed so ‘waited for my heart to give up’
- But eventually called emergency services and was rescued and taken to hospital
Britain’s fattest man ballooned to 50st after his £10,000-a-year takeaway habit left him trapped indoors for five years – before 30 firemen had to hoist him by crane out of his third-floor flat for urgent treatment.
Jason Holton, 30, from Camberley, Surrey, signed up to JustEat in 2014 and spent £30 a day on takeaways, including doner kebab meat, chips and chicken chow mein washed down with 1.5 litres of orange juice and five cans of diet coke.
He became depressed and ‘waited for my heart to give up’, but eventually called the emergency services and was winched out of his two-bed maisonette in a seven-hour operation that involved structural engineers propping up the floor in case he fell.
Jason Holton, 30, from Camberley, Surrey, signed up to JustEat in 2014 and spent £30 a day on takeaways. He is seen in his hospital bed after being winched out of his house
Speaking from his hospital bed, he told The Sun: ‘It was amazing because it was the first time in six years I’d experienced fresh air.
‘I was given codeine to take away the pain from the crane straps, but all I remember is the breath of fresh air and the breeze rushing over my body.’
Mr Holton was treated for Lymphoedema, a chronic condition caused swelling in his groin and legs.
His mother, Leisa, 52, who serves as his carer, was told by doctors her son could die of a heart attack in five years if he does not take serious action.
She told MailOnline: ‘He’s still in hospital at the moment, where he’s been for a few weeks, although he hasn’t had an operation yet.
‘I haven’t been able to visit because of the coronavirus. It’s bad and really hard when you are worried about a member of your family but can’t go and see them.
Doner kebabs, crisps, chocolate and three tubs of chicken chow mein: His 10,000-calorie daily diet
Large doner kebab and chips (2,500 calories)
Pop tarts (200 calories in each one)
Three large tubs of chicken chow mein (2,500), prawn crackers (400) and prawn toast (300) from Chinese takeaway
Two cheese sandwiches, (1,000) two chocolate bars (1,000) and three packets of crisps (550)
1.5 litres of orange juice (800) and five cans of diet coke (trace)
‘Seeing him being lifted out was very worrying because they said he cold actually stop breathing in the move. So I was just glad he was alright.’
Asked if her son could get better, she said: ‘I’m hoping he’ll change things and just keep to salads and stuff and not go for takeaway foods.
‘He’s already spoken about that. I hope this might wake him up.
‘He always had a bit of an obesity problem. From when he was a child he was ok and not too bad.
‘Most of it was five years ago when he piled on more weight after developing some mental health problems.
‘He’s been housebound and unable to get out of the house.’
Mr Holton said he once asked the NHS for gastric band surgery but was turned down and his mother told to rip up the debit card he uses to buy takeaways.
He is unable to work because of his condition and receives £197.60 a week Employment Support Allowance plus a £112.80 Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
His mother also gets a £200 a month council tax reduction support.
Mr Holton became the UK’s fattest man after 65st Carl Thompson died in 2015.
The 33-year-old, from Dover, had been housebound for more than a year after doctors warned he needed to lose 70 per cent of his body-weight to survive.
When his mother died of a brain tumour in 2012, Mr Thompson turned to junk food as a means of coping with his grief – despite already being obese.
His weight went from 30 stone to 65 in three years, leaving him unable to care for himself.
Consuming a staggering 10,000 calories every day – four times the usual daily amount for a man – Mr Thompson binged on Chinese takeaways and pizzas he had delivered to his door and claimed to have spent £10 a day on chocolate
Unable to walk or even dress himself, he was bathed and cooked for by a team of NHS carers.
Mr Holton was lifted out of his two-bed maisonette in a seven-hour operation that involved structural engineers propping up the floor in case he fell. The window he was removed from is circled in red
Mr Holton became the UK’s fattest man after 65st Carl Thompson (pictured) died in 2015